No. 4 Eagles rally past Saints 6-3, advance to Frozen Four
The No. 7 St. Lawrence University women's hockey team's 2011-12 season came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as No. 4 Boston College scored five unanswered goals to rally to a 6-3 victory in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in Chestnut Hill, MA.
John Flint took this picture of a sleepy raccoon in his front yard in Canton.
After 37 years, owners planning to sell Ostrander's Sheepskin Shop in Canton
By CRAIG FREILICH
CANTON – Rita and Al Ostrander want to sell Ostrander’s Sheepskin Shop, now operating at their bed and breakfast near Canton.
“After 37 years we have decided it’s time to sell our sheepskin gift shop,” said Rita Ostrander, who along with her husband Al have made a business making and selling items made from hides from their sheep farming.
Potsdam Chamber seeks nominations for 'Business of Year' award
POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its Business of the Year Award.
The award is presented to a Potsdam business that has made improvements that enhance the community, increased in the volume of economic activity, produced growth in employment levels, or has excelled in customer service.
Nominations should include the nominee’s contact information and the reasons for the nomination.
Hannawa Falls Fire Depatment organizing 9-pin no-tap bowling tournament March 17, 18
POTSDAM – The Hannawa Falls Fire Department is organizing its second annual 9 Pin No Tap Bowling Tournament at Market Lanes March 17 and 18.
There are three shifts to choose from, Saturday, March 17 at 1 or 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m.
Team entry fee is $80. The estimated prize money is $500 for first place and $250 for second.
For reservations, call Brian Hutton at 262-7665 or Market Lanes, 265-9210.
Self-sufficient farm to be featured on 'Peak Moment' on cable channel 30 March 12, 13
Host Janaia Donaldson takes a tour of Mark Cooper’s self-sufficient small farm, accompanied by curious sheep and geese, in the next Peak Moment program on WCKN cabel channel 30 at 7 p.m. March 12 and 13.
Over several years, Cooper transformed a rundown house and hillsides of berry brambles into pasture and gardens where he produces and preserves most of his family’s food. Visit the Goose Grotto in a constructed pond, a heritage fruit tree orchard, logs producing shiitake mushrooms, and a cheap-and-easy container kitchen garden.
Knights claim USCSA National Titles in 15km Classic
Led by seniors Alex Benway (Queensbury, NY) and Alyssa Dausman (Syracuse, NY), the Clarkson University Nordic Ski teams added more hardware to the trophy case as both the Golden Knight Men and Women won National Championships in the 15km Classic on Saturday at the United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) Nationals in Bethel, Maine.
The Golden Knight Men, with 18 points, edged out the University of Wyoming (20), while the Clarkson Women overcame St. Olaf College 18-21 to gain the titles.
Bears split softball doubleheader to begin Florida trip
FT. MYERS, FLA.- The SUNY Potsdam softball team (3-1) split a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon to begin their week in Florida. The Bears defeated MCLA 10-2 in the first game before falling to Saint Mary’s (1-1) 12-7 in following contest.
Saints top NYU-Poly, Salem State in softball to earn sweep
The St. Lawrence University softball team swept its competition at the Gene Cusic Classic on Sunday afternoon in Fort Myers, FL. The Saints (3-1) opened the day with a 3-1 win over NYU-Polytechnic, and then edged Salem State by the score of 2-1.
Junior captain Liz McGinley picked up the win over NYU behind six hitless innings and first-year student Kyle Plimpton entered in the last inning in relief to get the save. Plimpton earned the win in the second game of the day against Salem State to move to 2-0 on the season.
Saints Win Florida Opener 6-5 over Mitchell
Paul Piatelli drew a bases loaded walk to force in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as St. Lawrence University's baseball team won its season opener, 6-5 over Mitchell College in Ft. Myers, FL on Saturday.
The Saints, 1-0, will play Fredonia in a double header on Sunday at Ft. Myers.